Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Red, White, and Refashioned

Today was Independence Day here in the USA, where we wear red, white, and blue, and/or stars and stripes to echo our flag and celebrate this holiday! I did two separate refashions to be worn together this weekend, but can easily be worn with other things throughout the year. This thrifted skirt's elastic was completely shot and the length was a bit awkward. The red tunic, which I got from a clothes swap, had damaged ties and a small ink(?) stain, and was a bit too tight around the chest.

Stars and Stripes Skirt - BeforeEmbroidered Tank Top - Before

I used a well-fitting top to cut out a new tank top from the tunic, maintaining the original bottom hem with all that lovely embroidery. Then I sewed the shoulder seams and hemmed the armholes and neckline. That was simple!

Embroidered Tank Top - After

For the skirt, I replaced the worn out elastic and shortened the skirt by about 9 inches.

Stars and Stripes Skirt - After

As always, feel free to visit me at CarissaKnits for more details and photos!

Embroidered Tank Top - Before & After
Stars and Stripes Skirt - Before & After


whatthesew said...

Nice outfit, I like the embroidery on the top so am glad you kept some of it.

Heidi said...

Love how the top came out and the skirt is a cute pattern. How blessed you are to have that clothes swap!

Chickie Walsh said...

What a great outfit, great job.

Gema Ensenat said...

That's just so cute! Love it all!!

cfortin said...

Love it! Hope you had a happy 4th.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

Marisa Glied said...

Love this! Very fitting for the holiday!!!